Steve and Renee were great to work with! Very professional and realistic. Gave no false expectations or predictions. They communicated everything to us in a timely manner. We will definitely use them again if ever needed! Thank you, Steve and your team!


For my family law case, Steve Smith had a very strong presence and was dominant in the courtroom. The manner in which he carries out cases is something you see in the movies. He was really animated and passionate about my case. His military background is a big asset, and he really helped me out. I would highly recommend him.


We hired Leah M. Baldacci for a family law case and she was so extremely helpful and got me through my case. She’s very professional and takes the time to listen to her clients. She’s a wonderful advocate and a fantastic attorney. If you’re looking for a great attorney, I recommend Leah. Thank you so much for your legal help.

Anonymous Client

I’ve hired Steve for two cases, and I am very pleased with my decision. He fights for his clients and strives for the best outcome. His entire staff is pleasant and wonderful to work with.


I hired Steve for a parental rights case involving my 2 children. He was aggressive but supportive and did not file unnecessary motions that wasted my retainer. I was terrified of court, but with his experience, I felt at ease. The process was explained, and his staff was great as well. I would hire him again if needed and received a great outcome with an order that works for me and my children.

Handled my Parental Rights Case with Ease

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Spousal Support Modification & Termination in Maine

Spousal Support Modification & Termination in Maine

Modification of Spousal Support is permitted when there has been a substantial change in circumstances after the divorce.

This change may be substantial in either the payor’s ability to pay, the payee’s need for support, or both. If the payor’s capacity to pay has increased, the payee need not show a change in the need for support, just the level of the payee’s continuing need. The trial court must consider the parties’ present and foreseeable future circumstances.

After the trial court determines that there is a substantial change in circumstances, the Court must then consider all of the statutory factors governing spousal support once again. If the Court grants a Motion to Modify, it also has the discretion to order that the modification be retroactive to the date the Motion to Modify was filed.

Terminating Spousal Support

Once again, there must be a substantial change in circumstances in either the payor spouse’s ability to pay, the payee’s spouse’s need, or both.

The termination of Spousal Support is based on the payor’s ability to pay Spousal Support, which includes both the payor spouse’s actual earning and assets and the payor spouse’s potential earnings and assets.

Termination of Spousal Support cannot be based upon a change in financial circumstances due to the division of marital property or liability in the original Divorce Judgment.

A legal order that awards denies or modifies Spousal Support may dictate that the award persists after the death of either party or both.

Unless otherwise indicated in the Order, the obligation to make any payment stops upon the death of either party regarding any payment that is due yet or owed as of the date of death.

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“We hired Leah M. Baldacci at Steve Smith for a family law case, and she was so extremely helpful and got me through a difficult time. She’s very professional and takes the time to listen to her clients. She’s a wonderful advocate and a fantastic attorney. If you are looking for a divorce attorney that actually cares, I recommend Leah. Thank you so much for your help.”

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